Mental health prescriptions hit ten-year high



Prescriptions for mental health drugs such as antidepressants and antipsychotics have hit a ten-year high amid concerns over soaring demand for services.
New NHS figures reveal that the number of antidepressants doled out has increased by 72 per cent since 2005, with the total number of prescriptions rising by 5 per cent last year.
The rise comes despite a high-profile SNP promise to curb the rise in antidepressant prescribing back in 2007.
Prescriptions of antipsychotic drugs have risen by nealy 50 per cent in the last decade from 626,210 items in 2005/06 to 927,875 last year.
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4 October 2016 in Health, Views: 35
Source: Scotsman
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